Developer Linux News for Feb 10, 2001
LinuxPR: E-Task Plus gives Linux users online task and process management capabilities (Feb 10, 2001, 23:59)
"E-Task tracks and monitors tasks ensuring task completion.
E-Task Plus provides the capability to group tasks into processes
and trigger actions when certain events occur."
LinuxGazette: PalmOS Development under Linux
(Feb 10, 2001, 23:30)
"After fighting with the tools on win32 for most of a week and
getting nowhere, I decided to scrap the idea of developing on
win32. Therefor, Linux, specifically RedHat 6.0 and 6.2, was the
next choice and the ultimate solution."
LinuxPR: phpwebtools 0.2 Released
(Feb 10, 2001, 23:00)
"PHP web application toolkit gets even better."
AllLinuxDevices: Is the Destiny of Linux with M-Commerce? (Feb 10, 2001, 22:30)
"With players such as Samsung, Agenda Computing and VTech all
moving to offer Linux-based handheld devices, proponents of the
open-source Unix variant say Linux may well come to dominate the
wireless-device market in the coming years."
Kernel Cousin Debian Hurd #79 (Feb 10, 2001, 21:30)
Highlights from the Debian-Hurd development mailing lists for
the previous week.
LinuxDevices.com: A developer's perspective on the GPLing of Qt (Feb 10, 2001, 20:00)
"This guest editorial by Jerry Epplin reviews and discusses the
history of Trolltech's open source licensing of Qt, Qt/Embedded,
and the Qt Palmtop Environment (QPE), and draws an interesting
comparison with customary practices in "free market"
GNOME and Mozilla with Anti-aliasing (Feb 10, 2001, 17:00)
"Jacob Berkman and Vladimir Vukicevic have been toiling away in
secret with making use of Keith Packards new Render extension. So
here is the world preview of AA GNOME and AA Mozilla."
O'ReillyNet: Adventures with OpenOffice and XML
(Feb 10, 2001, 14:00)
"In addition to being open source, saving as XML makes
OpenOffice truly open. Aside from being open source, XML's
self-documenting nature allows us to dive into the document format
without having to dive into C++. And more significantly, XML allows
us to use simple, free tools to manipulate the documents
Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.4.2-pre3 (Feb 10, 2001, 01:26)
"Nothing too radical here.."
Chris Evans: Linux kernel sysctl() vulnerability (Feb 10, 2001, 00:30)
"There exists a Linux system call sysctl() which is used to
query and modify runtime system settings. Unprivileged users are
permitted to query the value of many of these settings."
No-Charge Opera for Linux Now Available (Feb 10, 2001, 00:23)
"Today's release is the first that does not expire 30 days after
download -- and the first Linux version that is supported by
advertising banners. An ad-free version is available for $39."